CCSS Career Development Award
The CCSS Career Development Award is designed to create an opportunity for early career investigators and trainees with an interest and aptitude in childhood cancer survivorship research to develop and complete an initial research study within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). This will serve as a foundation for the development of a career path that includes survivorship research. The award will allow successful applicants to discover the many scientific opportunities available through the CCSS.
Description of Awards (2 categories)
1. Junior faculty award: CCSS will award one junior faculty applicant with salary support that will allow them protected time to complete their CCSS project. The award is for a maximum of $30,000 (plus indirect costs). A portion of the funds may be used to support travel to present the project at a conference, to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to spend time at the CCSS Coordinating Center, to attend the annual CCSS investigators’ meeting, or to visit a CCSS mentor’s host institution. Eligible junior faculty must be at the level of Assistant Professor or lower when funding begins.
2. Trainee awards: CCSS will offer two trainee awards. One US or Canada-based trainee will be eligible for up to $3,000 while one international trainee will be eligible for up to $10,000. These awards will support the trainee’s travel to present their project at the CCSS Investigators’ meeting or a conference (e.g. ASCO, SIOP, international late effects meetings), or to visit the CCSS Coordinating Center at St. Jude. The award can also be used to visit a CCSS mentor’s institution to work on their approved CCSS project. Eligible trainees include clinical and/or post-doctoral fellows, residents, and graduate students.
More information about the awards can be found in this PDF file.